Taylor Hawkins was honored at the Grammys in an emotional tribute video
Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins was honored in an emotional tribute video at the Grammys on Sunday after he died on March 25 at the age of 50.
The video for Foo Fighters’ “My Hero” featured live footage of Hawkins along with photos of the drummer taking center stage as the singer. Hawkins would often swap places with frontman Dave Grohl to perform a Queen song on Foo Fighters shows.
Foo Fighters was nominated twice this year, for Best Rock Album (“Medicine at Midnight”) and Rock Performance (“Making a Fire”). The band was also scheduled to perform at the Grammys.
Hawkins was found dead in his hotel room in Bogota, Colombia just before the band was due to play the Estéreo Picnic festival. Hawkins’ untimely death also came just two days before the Foo Fighters were scheduled to headline Lollapalooza Brazil. On Tuesday, the band canceled all upcoming US, European, Australian and New Zealand tour dates.
The day after Hawkins’ death, the Bogota Municipality issued a statement that the city’s emergency room had received a report of a patient with “chest pain.” They sent an ambulance, although a private ambulance had already arrived at the hotel in northern Bogota, according to the Associated Press. Health workers were unable to revive Hawkins. Without explaining that the drummer had died of an overdose, Colombian authorities released a statement Saturday afternoon noting that Hawkins was said to have had 10 drugs in his system at the time of his death.
Hawkins recently starred alongside Grohl and fellow Foo Fighters members Chris Shiflett, Nate Mendel, Rami Jaffee and Pat Smear in Studio 666, a comedic horror film that follows the band as they record their 10th album in a haunted house.
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